Office of Community Engagement


January 2020:

Engaged Faculty Institute
January 8th - 25th, 2021 
Virtual Institute, Asynchronous + Live Zoom
In partnership with Iowa Campus Compact


Whether you are new to teaching community-engaged learning courses, or are a community-engagement expert, this Institute provides opportunities for everyone to learn best practices for community engaged teaching and learning. Traditionally offered in-person every spring semester, this year the Institute will be offered both over winter break and in the spring semester through an online, asynchronous format, followed by a synchronous Zoom workshop. The Institute will cover all aspects of teaching a community-engaged course, including:

  • Foundations and critical commitments to community engagement
  • Planning and Facilitation
  • Partnerships and Engagement
  • Learning Outcomes and Reflection
  • Assessment and Evaluation

Register for the Institute (asynchronous) 

Register for ZOOM Workshop specific TO University of Iowa 

Previous Workshops & Events

Defining and Sustaining Community Partnerships
Thursday, November 12th, 2020
3 - 4 pm, virtual meeting via Zoom


Community engagement best practices encourage the development of sustained, long-term relationships and partnerships between campus and community. This workshop will explore how faculty and staff build community partnerships through service-learning and engaged research. A panel discussion of faculty, staff and community partners will explore the challenges and opportunities of community engaged teaching and research and provide tips on how to build successful, sustained partnerships.

See recording of event here.

Engagement and the Arts



Previous Workshops & Events

Writers Unmuffled, a Virtual Student Reading
Thursday, November 19th, 2020
6 - 7 pm, virtual webinar via Zoom


UI Arts Share, a program in the Office of Community Engagement, is presenting a virtual student Reading, Writers Unmuffled, Thursday, Nov. 19th 6:00-7:00 p.m. During this Zoom event, six University of Iowa graduate student writers from a variety of genres (nonfiction, fiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, and translation), will each give a five to eight minute reading and will field questions from the Zoom audience. Come join us as these writers allow their imagination to unmask for an evening of thought provoking readings!

See a recording of this event here.